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Faculty Training


Every semester Grossmont College offers Professional Development opportunities in both Online Learning and Canvas.  Please contact Janet Gelb our Distance Education Coordinator or visit the Professional Development department for more information.


This course introduces you to teaching an online class using the Canvas learning management system by Instructure. You will learn how the system works through a series of curated readings and recall what you have learned through formative quizzes. You will also practice what you have learned through series of hands-on exercises focused on the subject you teach. Finally you will complete a final project where you will have at least two modules built for a course you plan on teaching in the future. 

The next Canvas Training course starts October 22nd. Please register for the course to reserve your spot.


We have eight amazing DEFT Workshops planned for this semester. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend as many as possible. Each topic has been chosen to support you as you build your Canvas courses and enrich the experience for your students. One of the great "side" benefits of these workshops, is the opportunity to make connections with other faculty and share how you are using Canvas in your courses.

Please see the Professional Development Calendar for more details and descriptions.

  • September 7 - Orientation or "Start Here" Module
  • September 28 - Using Canvas in a Face-to-Face Course
  • October 5 - New Gradebook
  • October 12 - Universal Design
  • October 26 - Information Literacy Modules
  • November 2 - Online Tools to Support Student Engagement
  • November 9 - How to use Badges in Canvas
  • November 16 - Universal Design

Tech Tuesday Zoom Sessions - 3pm

New this semester! Tech Tuesday Zoom sessions. Each session will highlight a specific topic or feature. After the brief demonstration, the time will be open to ask questions or share your experience.

Dawn will conduct these sessions online, in her Zoom room. Please email Dawn Heuft to R.S.V.P. for the sessions you are interested in and she will email you an invitation to the Zoom room. Please note, all sessions will be recorded and made available for those that cannot attend live.

  • September 11 - Introduction to Zoom
  • September 18 - Pages that Pop
  • September 25 - Creating Course Graphics with PowerPoint


Here are a series of video and tutorials to help instructors learn the basics about Canvas. 


500 - Canvas Interface Overview from Canvas LMS on Vimeo.

Last Updated: 08/31/2018
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